Sunday, September 30, 2012

WATCHING EYE - A Charmed Halloween Tutorial

Just as I promised, I'm sharing the first tutorial in my


Supplies and Tools Needed:
Mike's Hard Lemonade bottle cap
Eyeball and skull images (I found mine at The Graphics Fairy)
Resin (I used ICE Resin)
24 gauge dark annealed steel wire
Round-nose pliers
Flat-nose pliers
Wire cutters
Modge Podge
Paint brush
Jeweler's saw
Small file

1. Size the graphics to fit the bottle cap and print. I added a tiny eye and the words "Watching You" to the skull graphic.

2. Drill a hole in the middle of the cap and use the jeweler's saw to cut out the lemon shape. File to smooth the edges.

3. Drill a tiny hole in the rim of the bottle cap at the center top. Make a swirl at one end of a wire. Insert the straight end of the wire through the hole and make a wrapped loop. (Find out how to make a wrapped loop here)

4. Cut the images to fit inside the cap. (Only one is shown in the photo below) Brush Modge Podge onto both of the images and let dry.  It's important to completely cover the front, back and even the sides of the paper so that the resin will not seep into the paper causing it to become transparent.

5. Use the Modge Podge to glue the images back to back into place with the eye at the front of the cap and the skull at the back. Use pliers to start bending the rim down at the back of the cap and then hammer it flat and file to smooth the edges.

6. Mix the resin according to manufacturer's instructions and carefully pour over the image at the back. Let cure.


7. Repeat with a layer of resin to cover the eye opening on the front.

For the Tag:

Remove the string from a small mailing tag. Use Modge Podge to glue an image collage to one side of it. Let dry. Repeat for the other side. Once dried, rub with brown Staz-On ink to age the images. Use the string to tie the charm onto the tag.

Front of Tag


Back of Tag


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Be sure to return in a couple of days for the next tutorial
in my "Charmed Halloween" series!

More tutorials from the Charmed Halloween series:

This project was featured on the Graphics Fairy Brag Monday.

Thanks for stopping by!



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  2. Love, love, love these tags. Thanks so much for the tutorial. Who'd have looked at a Mikes Hard bottle cap and seen an eye in the lemon?! Very inspiring!

  3. This is an amazing tutorial which i found on nets. Thanks for sharing such nice tutorial.

  4. Great tutorial! Im sure Im gonna do this:D Thanks for sharing:)

  5. I have not been over to read a tutorial from you for awhile. This project is perfect for Halloween. You make it seem so easy when I know how much work you put into your creations.

  6. That is sooo creepy! My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

  7. Your tags are amazing - love them. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Ok, the lemon and the eye? Sheer genius.

  9. These tags are amazing! Spooky and beautiful!

  10. I know you already know you are a STAR (always in my eyes) today over at the blog! Just want to say thanks so much for linking up at the party, and for always inspiring us with your creativity.

    <3 Christina

  11. This is a very cool project! Thanks for sharing! dix---


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